English heavyweight David Price’s comeback has been rescheduled for next month, with his postponed bout against Russian veteran Evengy Orlov set for Jan. 25 at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, in Stuttgart, Germany.
The announcement on Thursday from Team Sauerland follows news that the 31-year-old Merseysider, out of action since July and the second of back-to back knockout defeats by Tony Thompson, is to work with experienced American trainer Tommy Brooks.
Price, the former British and Commonwealth holder, had only recently joined forces with Hayemaker supremo Adam Booth but it appears that partnership did not suit his German promoters. Price will once again base himself in Liverpool with Brooks, who used to train Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, flying in for training camps.
"I have been waiting for the phone to ring to work with a fighter who can make it to the top," said Brooks. “The heavyweight division is becoming very exciting again with a fresh young crop of talent coming through and Britain has some of the best prospects – but David has all the attributes needed to dominate the division".
Brooks starts the new job immediately as Price (15-2, 13 knockouts) prepares to relaunch his shattered career with a scheduled eight-rounder against 35-year-old Orlov (14-12-1, 10 KOs).
The Brit’s return to the ring, put on hold earlier this month by a virus, is a part of a card featuring the rematch between WBO cruiserweight holder Marco Huck (36-2-1, 25 KOs) and Firat Arslan (33-6-2, 21 KOs).